Cam Hanes & Adam Greentree Hunt for Cranky Water Buffalo in Under Armour Hunt’s New Ridge Reaper Film
OutdoorHub Reporters 08.06.18
If you’re into the outdoors and bowhunting, you need to checkout Under Armour Hunt’s Ridge Reaper film featuring Cam Hanes and Adam Greentree. Follow along as the two iconic bowhunters take on “the bush” in northern Australia in hopes of running into some cranky water buffalo.
This latest episode kicks off with Cam and Adam sitting around a campfire discussing and planning their upcoming hunt. In the days to come, the two men will have to endure the unforgiving country of the outback, crocodiles hunting where they brush their teeth and gigantic water buffalo – who are not particularly known for backing down from anything, or anyone.
This photo below, posted to Cam’s Instagram account, highlights one of the more intense moments from the hunt. A younger bull came in close with a nasty attitude, and Cam had to be at the ready in case he decided to follow through with his intimidating threats.
This young bull had a bad attitude. But, not bad enough to lose his life over so after he cooled off I let my bow down and we eased out of the area. Exciting times! We are two days away from the new @uahunt film chronicling the bowhunting pursuit of old bulls in remote Australia. @adam.greentree @sub7studios
Along the way, while trying to escape from the sun, the guys discover they aren’t the first people to try and sneak some shelter underneath a big rock shelf.
According to Aboriginal belief, all life as it is today – Human, Animal, Bird and Fish is part of one vast unchanging network of relationships which can be traced to the great spirit ancestors of the Dreamtime. The Dreamtime continues as the “Dreaming” in the spiritual lives of Indigenous Australian people today. The events of the ancient era of creation are enacted in ceremonies and danced in mime form. Song chant incessantly to the accompaniment of the didgeridoo or clap sticks relates the story of events of those early times and brings to the power of the dreaming to bear of life today. The Dreamtime is the Aboriginal understanding of the world, of it’s creation, and it’s great stories. The Dreamtime is the beginning of knowledge, from which came the laws of existence. For survival these laws must be observed. Dreaming world was the old time of the Ancestor Beings. They emerged from the earth at the time of the creation. Time began in the world the moment these supernatural beings were “born out of their own Eternity”. The Earth was a flat surface, in darkness. A dead, silent world. Unknown forms of life were asleep, below the surface of the land. Then the supernatural Ancestor Beings broke through the crust of the earth form below , with tumultuous force. The sun rose out of the ground. The land received light for the first time. The supernatural Beings, or Totemic Ancestors, resembled creatures or plants, and were half human. They moved across the barren surface of the world. They travelled hunted and fought, and changed the form of the land. In their journeys, they created the landscape, the mountains, the rivers, the trees, waterholes, plains and sandhills. They made the people themselves, who are descendants of the Dreamtime ancestors. They made the Ant, Grasshopper, Emu, Eagle, Crow, Parrot, Wallaby, Kangaroo, Lizard, Snake, and all food plants. They made the natural elements : Water, Air, Fire. They made all the celestial bodies : the Sun, the Moon and the Stars. Then, wearied from all their activity, the mythical creatures sank back into the earth and returned to their state of sleep. 📸 @sub7studios caption www.aboriginalart.com.au @uahunt #AusBuff
Without further ado, here’s the film:
Will the hunt turn out to be a success? Well, you’ll just have to check out the film to know for sure. The only thing we do know, is that’s a heck of a long way to travel if you were to come up empty-handed. But, if there’s one thing to know about Cam Hanes, it’s that he ALWAYS puts in the hard work, and is willing to do whatever it takes to be successful.
“You know how much bowhunting means to us and how much we respect these animals. I can’t even put into words how important this is to me, but also that roller coaster of emotion.”
See those arrows? 650 grains and I needed every bit of hard-hitting kinetic energy they could muster as that old bull came in looking to get us under his hooves. 🏹 Repost from @uahunt – “You know much bowhunting means to us and how much we respect these animals. I can’t even put into words how important this is to me, but also that roller coaster of emotion.” RR Season 6 debuts tomorrow at 3:30pm ET on our Facebook and YouTube. #UAHunt #RidgeReaper #WaterBuffalo #Australia #BigGame #Hunting #KeepHammering @cameronhanes @adam.greentree
This is the gear that was used for the @uahunt filming we did last year. We first hunted in southern NSW for deer that saw morning temps fall below freezing with very cool days, before we headed north to tackle buffalo in temperatures that soared above 40 degrees Celsius with very high humidity. The hunts were back to back, so there was no time or opportunity to pack for the extreme differences in climate. You had what you could carry in your pack and that was that, except for the yeti cooler which I use to safely transport camera gear and drone in transit. The versatility of the clothing allows you to carry one set and simply shed or add a layer as required. The warm gear also packs down small so it’s easy to stash in your pack when not needed. It is the same gear I wore in Colorado and Montana last year, which also has massive temp changes, and in the NZ alps. #ridgereaper #bealive #bowhunterslife @yeti @mtnops @mavenbuilt @optionarchery @hoytbowhunting @eastonarchery